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Forum: Nutrition 02-15-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 27,573
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Beta Alanine

I have it, in AllMax Nutrition brand. Other brands throw other crap in with it to make energy products, but I like having just one ingredient. 1tsp of crystals 30 mins prior to WOD, mixed in a...
Forum: Testimonials 02-06-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,408
Posted By Ben Kaminski
5 years on, 1 year off

I started CF in 2004, and a year ago I stopped working out. I am back and re-training myself. The neural skills don't go away, and the muscles dont even get that much weaker for phosphagenic...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

The person who bought the 1st pair is happy with them but thought I should add this mention:

The bumper plates have a slightly wider than normal diameter; when you load a bar for deadlifts for...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

There are 2 plates left for anyone still interested.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

Joseph, thanks for your apology, no worries.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

I called Buck Blackwood myself this afternoon and while he is familiar with the plate design, he has no recollection or knowledge of any impropriety surrounding them. He referred to his predecessor,...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,634
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Used Bumpers for sale in Cincinnati

Hi All,

I traded up and bought some new bumpers, so I am selling my old ones in Cincinnati.

There are 4 35# bumper plates for sale. They are high quality rubber with good bounce, and thinner than...
Forum: Fitness 04-15-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,545
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Rip would be disappointed...

It is clear from your OP that you are new to all this. It is encouraging that you have reasoned out the other side of the argument and apologized.
:welcome:
Forum: Community 04-13-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,744
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: need help, goin on the road

Heavy dumbbells and rings are the top two. That is really all you need with creativity and BW exercises.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-25-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,816
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: number of clients per square feet

You should think about:
What types of workouts you will do - e.g. mostly dumbbells, or main site WOD, or make your own, etc.
How many people will your pullup bar hold
How many rowers, GHDs, squat...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 03-20-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,329
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Hypothyroidism and Dialing in T-4

I am hypo with hashimotos, the immune system attacking my thyroid. When I was diagnosed my TSH was a 12. I am on total replacement. It takes 200 mcg per day to get my TSH between 2 and 1, which is...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 02-05-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,891
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Why is is it good to go outside?

Sunshine
- vitamin D and hormonal benefits
- sleep cycle related, and metabolism related - see "Lights Out - sleep sugar and survival"
Not sitting down as much as inside - more calories...
Forum: Nutrition 02-03-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,394
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Eating Disorder???

As long as she's alive and thriving I would say it's not my business. It is when the condition affects you or those around you negatively that it becomes pathological, right?

If she is not that...
Forum: Nutrition 01-26-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Are commercial chicken livers safe?

I doubt that they would be much different from the commercial pork/beef in terms of diet, lifestyle, and resultant quality. However, I question that all livers are ulcerated because that would...
Forum: Nutrition 01-22-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,515
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Zone Perfect Bar Recall - peanut issue

I use them on business trips when eating regularly is a real challenge.

I don't eat the peanut butter flavors though.

Thanks!
Forum: Fitness 01-09-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,439
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Unorthodox Sleep Aid

Stretching before bed is a great habit to get into - you get more flexible and it is very relaxing. Just 5-7 minutes worth is enough to fall asleep more easily for me.
Forum: Injuries 12-23-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Broken leg 6 years ago still affecting me

I would recommend plyometrics. If you want to get over a fear of babying it, start training to land on it with all your weight. Start with jump rope, then box jumps, then running leaps and long...
Forum: Exercises 12-17-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Front handspring directions pls.

The hurdle is a jumping/skipping lunge almost, you run, jump fwd off the back leg, front knee is bent, land on the back foot (like skipping), roll onto the front bent leg, straighten the front leg...
Forum: Fitness 12-08-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 72,295
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Questions to all who have done Starting Strength+GOMAD

Here's some more information, better organized:
I did the GOMAD from Thanksgiving through New Year in 2007.
I gained 20# in a month, half fat and half muscle. From 165 to 185, 5'9".
It is hard to...
Forum: Fitness 12-08-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 72,295
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Questions to all who have done Starting Strength+GOMAD

I gained 20# in a month, half fat and half muscle. From 165 to 185, 5'9".
It is hard to drink the milk, and still eat your normal day's blocks.
Broke DL and squat PRs big time, pullups/HSPUs got...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-03-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Thyroid disease and Alopecia

Autoimmune diseases can lie dormant in your genes for years, until they are triggered to manifest, usually by stress in some form. Once triggered they may or may not ever go dormant again, my guess...
Forum: Fitness 11-07-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,321
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 10-29-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,320
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Hypo Thryroid and fitness

I am Hashimoto's hypo, on replacement. Even before replacement I had the opposite problem, trouble gaining weight and able to lose weight very easily. CF can alter your metabolism as well due to...
Forum: Nutrition 10-29-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,690
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: Paleo sources of Calcium, Vitamin D

Vitamin D - go tanning
Calcium - canned salmon

Calcium needs are overstated in America because of the prevalent diet which depletes calcium to maintain blood pH. By eating paleo you are reducing...
Forum: Nutrition 10-28-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ben Kaminski
Re: cheap protiens

canned salmon
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